Sunday Rant – 3622

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Joe’s Comment – Actually, “Plan B” was some time ago.  The tendency to live as the grasshopper always trumps living as the ant in an Expressive’s mind.
Somethings aren’t adding up and I don’t know if they ever will.
Time seems to be picking up speed.
The weeks are a blur.
Less than 3 weeks of Summer remain.
The political news from around the world isn’t exactly inspiring.
Summer is a great season to say Jimmy Crack Corn.
Time to boost my output, squirrel away enough $$$ to make it through the next Winter, and contemplate what went wrong, what went right this Summer.
All in all, no complaints with our personal management team.
A fine piece from Gerry Rafferty to frame my state of mind:

I WILL get it right next time…..

 

 

Samson
Angry.
Coherent.
Insightful.
Truthful.
Our kind of kid.
Here is Samson with a rap about the economy, a rant titled “46 = 13”, from September 2021.
Spoiler alert: young Samson isn’t a fan of the current administration’s performance.
Joe and I dislike Rap for oh so many reasons.
We make a big exception in this case because the message from young angry Samson is spot on.  It isn’t music, it is an op-ed set to rap crap boom boom boom.
You got it right young man.
Chances are we DO feel the same way you do:

That was 2021.
What up now, homey?
Here’s a recent release.
Same format, same music.
Same gritty honest passionate message.
Joe and I subscribed.
Reading the comments under a video is revealing.
Young Samson has a true cornucopic spectrum of followers.
That tells us something about his messages:

One more just because he’s unique and entertaining, with a very pertinent message.
This one is addressed to the “anointed”:

 

Ivor Cummins
An aptly named video that explores what is known about the future of a “one global financial system”.
Joe and I think that since the first conscious beings shook their heads then looked around at the world and each other, there has been an ongoing struggle to find a balance between the very real discrepancies between individuals, and tribes, and “nations”, and resources.
There is an indirect relationship between tribal alliance and concern for the well-being of others, i.e., those not “in the tribe”.
Mr. Cummins defines the problem well:

Mr. Cummins makes reference to Lily’s analysis of “WTF Is Going On?” – it is viewable here.

 

Bill Whittle
Joe and I heartily endorse Mr. Whittle’s message as stated –
GO SAVE SOMETHING ELSE!
There are billions of things to occupy your time with that are tangible, real, useful, and even productive. Why not do something that makes you feel happy and satisfied instead of wringing your hands and clutching your pearls over something that you have absolutely zero influence to affect:

 

COVID Update

Dr. Kelly Victory & Dr. Pierre Kory
This interview breaches the silence about medical malfeasance and introduces some data supporting what is the political / economic driver behind the world-wide government compliance with wrongful response.
Joe and I have featured Dr. Kory’s perspective in this rant previously.
We now add Dr. Victory to our “COVID Heroes” list.
She is knowledgeable, thoroughly certified, qualified, and totally pissed off.
The best aspect is she is cogent, intelligent, and very vocal in presenting her understanding and perspective:

We are fanboys of Dr. Victory.
Another interview with Dr. Victory by Samantha Horwitz from “A Badge of Honor Podcast” below.  Ms. Horwitz is a former Secret Service Agent and 9/11 first responder.
Our comment?
This interview is from February 2021, is on Ub2b, and only has 212 views.
WTF?
This woman has had a sane and real analysis of the issues for so long, yet her exposure to the Main Stream Media or a world-wide platform isn’t where Joe and I expect it should be.
Joe and I are searching for a doctor, a dentist, an eye specialist, ….. any medical professional who hasn’t drunk the “Kool Aid” and can be trusted.
We will travel to meet these criteria:

Over 1,000 Reports of Adverse Events After COVID-19 Vaccination in Toddlers, Babies

High Percentage of COVID Deaths Had 3rd Shot, More Excess Deaths After 4th Shot

 

Joe’s Garage

Matt’s Off Road Recovery
A family operation.
Lizzie is learning to weld.
Her sisters are community oriented.
Matt’s crew is working on the off-road wrecker hoist.
An endorsement for DYI projects.

Hadrian X
An Australian company, FBR, has built a machine that lays bricks.
Joe and I would have called it “Many Tony” – our first exposure to concrete workers and brick layers many years ago was mostly an Italian immigrant workforce. FBR claims that Hadrian X lays brick much faster, much more accurately, and of much larger dimension/weight than the old style human Tony.
Joe and I have tried our hand (and body) at brick laying.
It is hard work, and frustratingly difficult to master – we never did!
Overall, we approve.
Jobs lost – back breaking hard labor.
Jobs created – maintaining the machine, programming the machine, assisting the machine.
Maybe this will allow the modern feminists to attain the holy grail of “equity”:

3D Printing – Homes!
What in the world next?
Why, homes/lodging created from liquid spewed from a computer controlled giant “frosting applicator”.
Maybe they could spell Happy Birthday too!
“Additive Manufacturing”, aka 3D printing, is another approach to boost the worldwide new build annual capacity.
Construction work is hard work, generally speaking.
The workforce is not growing to accommodate demand.
Some smart cookies are attempting to meet the demand (and become much more financially stable) by using robotics in the form of 3D printers.
Joe and I approve.
Just think of the Salvador Dali type structures that will be possible in the future!
Shades of Toontown at Disneyland:

Joe Projects
1923 Fordson
A very interesting project appeared early this week – a Fordson model F tractor with crawler accessory.  It belongs to Landon H., who wants to have it running.
What an interesting machine, just short of 100 years old.
When new, it would start on gasoline and switch to kerosene once warm.
It came with a Holley model 295 “vaporizer” carburetor.
The original ignition system was similar to the model T type “buzz coil”.
We are looking forward to making it run again:

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Joe’s Comment – Summer is winding down, although there is still 3+ weeks on the calendar until autumn.  I’ve been working hard and enjoying the weather, trying to store up enough vitamin D and trying to warm my old bones enough to get through another Canadian winter.  Yes, a winter in the Okanagan Valley isn’t exactly 3 months of forty below Fahrenheit like some provinces we know.
But for old guys who have grown allergic to cold and feel offended when the water on the ground gets hard and slippery, Canada is a paradise for less than 4 months of the year.
The above meme about tinfoil hats needs no explanation, so let me be a provocateur to make a point.
The absolute bull shit of the last 2.5 years pushed by big governments, local governments, big and small business, the legal system(s), the policing forces, the financial systems, Big Media, big social media, Big Pharma, government medical systems, your own goddamn doctor, dentist, banker, lawyer, and any assholes who swallowed the fake “pandemic” line, my question to you is “DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING?”.
I have been an angry man most of my adult life.
Not in the sense of fear, but from my perspective that morally just behavior is a last resort for many people who know better.
That ain’t right…..
Is it a coincidence that criminals find Jesus in lockup or on death row?
I’m with Steve Bannon on this point: there are no conspiracies, but there are also no coincidences.
There are three conflicts: man vs the elements (nature), man vs man, and man vs himself.  From my perspective one of them is more tragic than the other two.  More toxic, more deadly, more evil.
Man vs man is an aberration.  The last century bore witness to 100+ million innocent people slaughtered by their own governments according to people who study such things.  There is a line that must not be crossed.
What will this Winter bring?
I’d say I’m prepared and ready, but it would be a lie.

 

Quick Dick McDick
Not to put too sharp a point on it, but the “specialists” in Ottawa who think they know what is best for the farming community in Canada should shut up, sit down, and watch a few dozen episodes of QDMcD, an organic ambassador (naturally occurring) for Canada and Saskatchewan.
Then, just maybe, they will have an inkling of how sophisticated farming is, who is doing it, and how it provides for everyone who eats.
After that, it is incumbent the political class does the least damage possible with their lust to meddle where they are hopelessly over their heads.
This episode of QDMcD excellence is called “What Is Silage?”.
In Joe and my early days, all this work was done on grandma Winniski’s homestead by hand, with local hired help and family “volunteers”, and if you were better off than most, there were horses and/or tractors to save backs.
At the tail end of this excellent “documentary”, you will see the QDMcD silage team – we counted 8 – celebrating a job well done, Saskatchewan style.
There are many Ub2b channels telling the story of where food comes from.
This is one of the best, out of Tuffnell Saskatchewan:

A companion / complementary QDMcD video titled “Beefin’ Around”:

If you are a human reading this Sunday Rant, do the world a favor and forward the Ub2b channel of Quick Dick McDick to all your “betters” who know so much more than you what is good for you!  Forward this link – https://www.youtube.com/c/QuickDickMcDick
Who is Quick Dick?
Simon Frazer University has a program called “Conversations That Matter”, hosted by Stuart McNish.  In this 2020 video Stuart interviews QDMcD:

 

COVID Aftermath

Praise for the Unvaccinated
Chris Sky gave a speech in Ottawa during the so-called “pandemic”.
The footage for this video is from that speech.
According to Indianinthemachine, the author of the spoken words is unknown.
Joe and I remain unvaccinated.
We remain healthy.
We haven’t forgotten the crimes perpetrated against “We The People” by the authorities.
We also haven’t forgotten the personal snubs, and the illogical arguments used as proof, nor have we forgotten the lack of rigorous research on the part of most acquaintances, friends, and family.
We haven’t forgotten the betrayal by our personal “medical professionals”.  Our search for a doctor and dentist who have my best interests at heart continues…..
There are many memes, many data points, many researchers, many professionals who warned against the lack of rigor in testing the one size fits all “solution” on the human population.
Many more researchers and professionals who produced real data regarding the efficacy of existing medications “reassigned” as treatments for those who were ill, or as a prophylaxis.
Some of the unvaccinated adopted the title “Pureblood” to describe their COVID vaccine/booster status.
Joe and I don’t use this descriptor.
We were vaccinated decades ago for smallpox, for rabies, for diphtheria, for a plethora of real and imagined threats to public health.
We did what we do, and will continue to do so.
Which is, analyze the information we receive, assess our coordinates in the current environment, and make the best informed choice of paths to take for our self.
To do otherwise would be shirking our personal responsibility to our self, our family, our community.
As Mr. Murikami, our grade 8 science teacher used to say, “Don’t be such a moan baby!”  That was his admonition to those who shirked doing the work of thinking about the problems and puzzles he presented for our soft brains to digest.
We add don’t be lazy.  Don’t rely on others to make decisions that are solely yours to make.  Don’t defer to “authority” unless their direction and instruction is clear, logical, well informed, and non-coercive.  This includes the thug arm of Canadian governance, the Raw Carrots Mashed Potatoes gang (RCMP).
Canada promotes itself as a “Constitutional Democracy” relying on the “Rule of Law” to guide behavior.  Yet, at the first sign of change, all laws are ignored.
A cognitive disconnect at the very least.
Despite our semi-hardcore theoretical Libertarian mind-set, Joe and I see the following video as an endorsement to all who declined the COVID vaccination.
And a vindication.
It is confirmation that your choice, however derived, was the correct path for you.
Nothing more, nothing less.
How patronizing…..
The government has no business telling you what to do in matters of health.
Those decisions are yours alone.
Hopefully you will have adequate and factual data and information to choose your path.
Good luck and doG speed:

Naomi Wolff – COVID Skeptic
Liberal author and well respected lefty no longer has the support of the Far Left.
She is a journalist.
Apparently telling the truth while being a journalist is not reason enough to break step with the Left – she has been highly critical of the government response to COVID-19 – and has suffered for her lack of loyalty.
She has suffered the vitriol, spite, character assassination, scorn, and hissy fits of the berserk hysterical Left Establishment.
Will it be enough for her to cross over to the Right?
Joe doesn’t think so.  She’s lived and been copiously rewarded in her leftist big city cocoon life.
Recently she and her husband left the city to their property in the country.
Perhaps living among the mud peckers and dirt people will help her see clearly:

Health Canada Child Abuse
Joe and I cannot forgive and forget.
Child abuse is unforgivable.
Don’t ever forget.
These assholes must live in a vacuum.
The entire world knows better.
Not the Turdeau government:

Once again, with feeling, we ask…..
What is the acceptable “collateral damage” these Nazi Scientists have in mind?
What is the “Holy Grail” they seek?
Joe and I feel that any answer given will be insufficient.
May they all burn in Hell.

 

Chief Rainbow Socks (aka Justin Castreau)

Jordan Peterson on the Prime Minister of Canada
Joe and I honestly feel shame that out of damn near 40 million Canadian citizens, this flaming asshole is our Prime Minister.
It is painful to hear his voice.
It is impossible to understand his platform.
We don’t think he’s out of his mind like the gangster Joe Biden.
We think Mr. Turdeau is evil.  And delusional.
Jordan Peterson shoots from the shoulder without losing his cool.
From Australian news source Sky News:

 

Joe’s Garage

1928 Studebaker
Joe and I grinned all the way through this video from DeBossGarage.
What an amazing combination of this and that to produce a totally unique machine.
Talk about outside the box.  The man who imagined, planned, designed, scrounged all the parts, and did “97.5%” of the build is a furniture salesman.
His Ub2b channel is called “Snap1843“.
If “cool!” means chilly, Snapper’s Studebaker Commander is liquid nitrogen.
We are gobsmacked!:

Old Smokey
Another video from DebossGarage.
The Pike’s Peak hill climb was run in less than good weather this year.
No new records were set.
The record for diesel powered vehicles was set in 2020 by Old Smokey, a 1950 Ford F1.
Old Smokey didn’t beat it’s existing record this year, but no other diesel did either.
Rich talks to some of the builders of diesel and electric powered vehicles trying to beat the mountain.
Joe says if we were driving that course we’d want a parachute:

DFI (Ducted Fuel Injection)
The optimum output of diesel engines is compromised by the direct relationship of combustion temperature with production of nitrous oxides.
Because nitrous oxides are considered to be a “pollutant” and a “greenhouse gas”, current diesel technology is hampered by regulations restricting NOx emissions.
Otherwise, diesel engines would increase their efficiency by higher boost, higher burn temperatures, and no exhaust gas recycling.
Work being done by Charles Mueller, a combustion scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, using similar technology to Bunsen burners, is claimed to reduce soot production in diesel combustion at lower temperatures.
This will render the current expensive and complex DEF systems unnecessary.
A graphic from the above link –
The following video from “Dust Runners Automotive Journal” explains:

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Joe’s Comment – It has been a week of double-take couldn’t be true you can’t make this stuff up are you shitting me?…..on the political front.  Hence the above memes going every which way but loose (a crappy Clint Eastwood reference).  I wouldn’t have brought it up, but I’m feeling much like Clyde the orangutan – along for the ride and the treats, but not knowing bupkis about anything specifically or in general.
I think that Huw Davies was on to something…..
What I do know is that Summer is waning, I’m hopelessly behind in my Summer projects, I daydream continuously (warm weather = relax and smile and dream), and I really don’t give too much of a damn.
I still see people all over town wearing a mask.  When the government comes to sit on our heads in the late fall with the latest non-fag specific all inclusive “pandemic”, I hope these folks give me a pass and remember that I didn’t insist they take off their face coverings….. because I won’t be wearing one when the next mandate floats down the putrid river of media deception spawned by the government toadies at the behest of their Masters.
My attitude is fine, considering the lies and deceptions and half-truths and misdirection of the last two and a half years.
The following music appeals to my STEM self.  I do love a good frequency when I hear one.
Much better than the chattering retards occupying the Main Stream Media “news” desks and talk shows.  This 11+ hour celebration of 528 Hz doth soothe the savage Joe:

 

Corruption and Tyranny
What are the major differences between the FBI and the Stazi (East German “secret service” – now defunct)?
Joe’s opinion is this: the only difference is time.
In time, with more power and more alignment with politics, they will equal and surpass the infamously legendary Stazi in cruelty, inhumanity, venality, and crime.
The desperation of the Democrat Party in America is so brazenly blatant only the truly oblivious ideologues cannot see their radical left corruption tainting the country every single day.
Whether Democrat malfeasance and fraud caused the current politicization of the FBI or the Democrats merely  recognized an equally corrupt organization and joined forces with them is moot to us.
We say investigate the FBI, punish the evil-doers, and re-organize the function to a more transparent model directly responsible to We the People, and The Constitution.
With any luck, come November of 2022, the Democrat Party will face a comeuppance.  Would that the guilty face justice…..
Joe and I have been Tucker Carlson fans for over 20 years.
Mr. Carlson is at the height of his career.
His outspoken perspective is precious and rare, and is a target of the Left and of the Biden Administration.  May his strength and humor never falter.
Go Tucker, go!:

The words of Lord Acton have stood the test of time –

 

SpaceX Rocks!
Joe and I saw this short clip recently, of SpaceX’s SN10 landing.
The actual event was in March 2022.
Somehow we missed this amazing event.
The rate that space capable vehicles are advancing, we may live long enough to see men on Mars or a colony on the Moon.
As we used to say in the day, fan-fucking-tastic!
The cost of space travel continues to decline.
It is way beyond the likes of Joe and me, but declining nonetheless.
You can look at this from two perspectives –
1.  Mankind is a million years old – not too impressive for so long in the doing…..
2.  Mankind is a million years old – an amazing accomplishment that will lead to Humankind as a space-faring species!
Joe and I are of the second persuasion.  The dreams of our childhood, reading Tom Corbett novels in the stinging winter cold of Elliot Lake Ontario.
Go Elon go!:

 

Quick Dick McDick
Saskatchewan’s ambassador to The World (and Canada, too!) presents “The Tuffnell At Ten” news program.
Joe and I are in agreement about Quick’s analysis of Canadian political lunacy.
“Send the asteroid.  I’m outta here….”:

 

JBP and Daily Wire
Jordan Peterson has joined forces with The Daily Wire.
Specifically, Dr. Peterson has added his voice to Daily Wire+.
Joe and I speculated on what each entity brings the other…..
Here’s JBP to ‘splain everything:

 

COVID Follow-up

The Coutts Alberta Blockade
A documentary has been released which presents the facts of the stand-off between the truckers, farmers, and supporters who were protesting versus the R.C.M.P. and government representatives who all wished it wasn’t happening.
Worth the time to watch no matter which side of the Rubicon you dwell:

Uninformed Consent
A view of the inhumanity spawned by the government hysteria regarding the so-called pandemic.
There were direct deaths from whatever.
There were direct deaths from vaccination.
This video concerns itself with some of the more tragic aspects of government overreach.
The introduction of the video is a grief stricken Vancouver man telling how his beloved wife committed suicide.
It was her inability to cope with the insane pressures and mandates the BC government imposed that would end her career if she chose not to comply.
I hope this man sues the BC government until it collapses.
Joe and I have nothing but empathy for a man left behind:

Note:  Should the hot link fail, the title of the documentary is “Uninformed Consent”.  A search with a web browser will find it pronto.

 

Joe’s Garage

Densified Wood
In World War II there was an amazing aircraft built by de Havilland with an air frame constructed of wood.
It was a world beater, first class.
This segment isn’t about the fabulous Mosquito.
This segment is about wood.
The University of Maryland has discovered a process whereby wood can be “densified” permanently.
Densified wood is tough and light and surpasses other building materials in strength, but when in a humid environment, the densification leaves the wood.
Enter Liangbing Hu, the scientist at U of M leading a team of researchers, who have made permanent densification possible, without extreme cost or complex process.
Read the article here.
A summary of the process (from the linked article) –
Their simple, two-step process starts with boiling wood in a solution of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sodium sulfite (Na2SO3), a chemical treatment similar to the first step in creating the wood pulp used to make paper. This partially removes lignin and hemicellulose (natural polymers that help stiffen a plant’s cell walls)—but it largely leaves the wood’s cellulose (another natural polymer) intact, Hu says.
The second step is almost as simple as the first: Compressing the treated wood until its cell walls collapse, then maintaining that compression as it is gently heated. The pressure and heat encourage the formation of chemical bonds between large numbers of hydrogen atoms and neighboring atoms in adjacent nanofibers of cellulose, greatly strengthening the material.
OK, got the general drift.
A couple of videos to flush out some detail:

Joe and I speculate how awesome the Mosquito might have been with densified wood.  Lighter, then faster.  Tougher for sure.  Patrick Moore is still the best oracle of future direction.

3D Printing of Metal
Finally, the proof of the pudding is here.
The folks at “Titans of CNC Machining” showcase a 3D printer manufactured by TRUMPF – the TruPrint 2000.
Bloody miracles!:

More from Titans of CNC.  The part made above, that is impossible to build conventionally, is cut exactly in two pieces, using an ONA CNC machine.
Joe gets a tent in his pantaloons thinking about what he would do with these machines.
For sure it would include Ford truck parts!:

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